Old Friends on the internet!!

Although they already were presented on the internet with a web page, our friends from Red Española de Química Sostenible now have a Facebook Page and a blog for spreading the word and the incoming news on Sustainable Chemistry.

Chemist Focuses on Education for Real-World Sustainability Challenges

Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science.   Original article here

A Day Without Chemistry

A Day Without Chemistry Imagine a day without cars, electric lights, TV, telephones, safe food, water, medicine, clothing, your house, and other things that make up modern life. Do it, and you are imagining a day without chemistry. To find out what a day without chemistry might be like, check out our latest HD video: Aren’t … Continue reading

Why Chemistry Matters

Why Chemistry Matters   In this compilation of short, educational videos called “Chemistry Matters”, 16 Nobel Laureates discuss new frontiers in their field and explore what life as a chemist entails. They also describe the beauty inherent in chemistry and recall the eureka moments when they discovered ‘a little of nature’s logic’. Designed for students … Continue reading

The Deglacial Evolution of North Atlantic Deep Convection

The Deglacial Evolution of North Atlantic Deep Convection Thornalley, et al. Science 14 January 2011: 202-205. DOI:10.1126/science.1196812 Deepwater formation in the North Atlantic by open-ocean convection is an essential component of the overturning circulation of the Atlantic Ocean, which helps regulate global climate. We use water-column radiocarbon reconstructions to examine changes in northeast Atlantic convection since the … Continue reading

Chemistry Of Cooking

  A Biochemist Explains The Chemistry Of Cooking January 1, 2009 — A biochemist and cook explains that cooking is all about chemistry and knowing some facts can help chefs understand why recipes go wrong. Because cooking is essentially a series of chemical reactions, it is helpful to know some basics. For example, plunging asparagus into … Continue reading

New Glass Stronger and Tougher Than Steel

  ScienceDaily (Jan. 11, 2011) — Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory(Berkeley Lab)and the California Institute of Technology. What’s … Continue reading